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Re: 23.0.60; Problems with Apple's libXft and configure

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; Problems with Apple's libXft and configure
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 20:51:39 +0900
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/23.0.60 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) MULE/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

In article <address@hidden>, Peter Dyballa <address@hidden> writes:

> No. Since many weeks, maybe months, I have the X resource

>       Emacs.FontBackend:      x

> set or I launch GNU Emacs with --disable-font-backend. So I can  
> configure with '--enable-font-backend --with-xft.' When I make

>       Emacs.FontBackend:      xft

> active GNU Emacs 23.0.60 crashes after a few seconds with

>       Fatal error (11)Segmentation fault
>       Exit 139

> when I launch it without --disable-font-backend. So libXft still  
> cannot be used for font rendering (though it works in Apple's xterm).  
> I could use it last summer (or autumn ?) last time, but the results  
> were not recognised as an improvement and documentation is so sparse  
> that I did not see a chance to make it look better, make it use my  
> preferred font.

Please try to configure Emacs with --enable-font-backend
and --without-xft, and set this resource:
Emacs.FontBackend: ftx

With this setting, Emacs uses Freetype directly.

Kenichi Handa

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